The US Supreme Court barred the proposed class action against Facebook for violating the federal anti-robocall law.
The lawsuit was filed in 2015 in California by a Montana resident, Noah Duguid. According to the person in question, Facebook sent many automatic text messages without his consent. He accused Facebook of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the 1991 law meant to curb telemarketing abuse by banning the majority of unauthorized robocalls.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court was on Facebook’s side in its appeal. It ruled that the company’s actions did not fit with the definition of the 1991 TCPA, which was enforced before modern cellphone technology.
Following the news, Facebook stock price closed 1.40% higher.
Sources: businessinsider.com, reuters.com